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AANE Event List

AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Adult Social Events
A list of events and groups exclusively for post high school-aged adults.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - TeensParent/Student College Planning Consultation for Students with Asperger's / Autism Spectrum with Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown

Dates: July 25, August 22, September 30, or October 24, 2016 (all dates via Skype or In Person)
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Fee: $175 per hour-long session; limited slots available

Students with ASD often have unique needs for support in areas that colleges are not mandated to provide. In-depth understanding of a student's strengths and challenges and an institution's ability to support them is essential in facilitating a successful experience. Dr. Jane Thierfield Brown has over 35 years of experience in disability service provision in a variety of college environments, including 4 year, public, private and professional institutions of higher education as well as 2-year community colleges and technical schools.

As a long-time member of state and national professional organizations, Jane has links to colleges and programs throughout the country. She will help you locate an appropriate college setting for your son or daughter with ASD by supporting students and families through the application and admission process:

  • Assessing services and accommodations needed by the student and determining a college's ability to provide needed services
  • Serving as a liaison with the Disability Services office
  • Reviewing students' past and current documentation
  • Critiquing college essays
  • Assisting with application process

Remember, parents and teens must be present in the session together. To reserve an appointment, go to https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11632699&calendarID=267772. If you have questions contact Brenda Dater at or 617-393-3824 x22.

Fathers' Night

Date: August 3, 2016
Time: 7-9pm
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Cost: $10 (refreshments included)
Facilitators: Guy Ronen, Benedikt Sander & Dave Sugar
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Events - AdultsEvents - TeensDisorganized and Scattered: Technology Tools for Executive Functions

Date: August 4, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI
Cost: $55-60 per person
Presenter: Karen Janowski, MS Ed.
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Students with ASD present with a variety of strengths but often, also, display skills deficits in the school setting. Organization, Time Management, Research and Study Skills, Working Memory. Many students struggle with these executive functions. What tools do we provide students to bypass these challenges? Fortunately, a wealth of resources offer options. This fast-paced conference will provide an overview of tech tools and resources to help students with ASD achieve success. Participants will learn about various options readily available as features built into ubiquitous mobile devices. NOTE: Please be sure to bring devices (tablets and/or laptops and smartphones) for "playtime."

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Events - AdultsKnow Yourself - The Key to a Better Life
The Jody Acford Spirit Conference 2016

Annual Conference for Neurodivergent* Adults
(*Those with Asperger Syndrome and related Autism Profiles)

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Springfield College, Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA
Keynote Speaker: Lydia X. Z. Brown
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Events - Parents of AdultsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenRaising Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

Dates: Three sessions: September 29, October 19, and December 7, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Location: AANE, 51 Water Street, Suite 206, Watertown, MA
Cost: $110 per couple
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Events - EveryoneThe Daniel W. Rosenn Annual AANE Connections Conference

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $90-145 per person
Presenter: Professor Tony Attwood
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